I had lunch with a friend of mine today that talked about his “ obsessive intrusive ” thoughts which makes his experience of reality so uncomfortable.
This particular friend is not familiar with non dual teachings and it certainly wasn’t my place to expound on this philosophy.
I wondered if his experience would be different if he could see that his thoughts were not who he really is.
If all thoughts, both the “good ones” and the “bad ones”, pleasant and unpleasant ones, are simply arising phenomena that come and go; even thoughts that we have habitually entertained, formed into one construct, and claimed as “me”.. If we were able to truly grasp this Awareness.. that there was an Observer of these thoughts who simply observed without attachment, judgement, analysis.. would we be able to not take these thoguhts so seriously.. would we have a less painful experience? Just something to consider.